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The Salvation Army & Chilled Watermelon Soup

July 5, 2011

1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in the East End of London, England.

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A international organization that does charitable work in over 100 countries around the world, the Salvation Army, founded by William & Catherine Booth, is 146 years young today! Congratulations & thanks for all you have done & continue to do for those in need here & abroad!

Chilled Watermelon Soup

I have a recipe for this but can’t find it at the moment, so let’s give Epicurious.com’s version a try.

Ingredients:

  • 6 pounds yellow or red seedless Watermelon, diced (9 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Mint
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup lightly sweet White Wine (such as Riesling) or 3/4 cup water mixed with 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped Ginger
  • 8 teaspoons crumbled Feta
  • 1/4 cup Sparkling Wine (or sparkling water)

Instructions:

  1. Combine 1 cup of the watermelon with mint & sugar in a bowl; Set aside.
  2. Blend remaining 8 cups watermelon, lemon juice, wine, & ginger in a blender until smooth.
  3. Let sit 1/2 hour.
  4. Strain soup; divide among 8 bowls.
  5. Top each with 1/8 cup reserved watermelon & 1 teaspoon feta.
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